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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Mon, Jul-18-2016, 04:29:44 AM   #51
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Default Re: First Time BMW Owner - '97 Cosmos Black/Black, Lux (Log)

Looks super clean. Congrats on a great ride!


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It has been too long since I've updated this. A LOT has happened!

Car was being driven to work and back on my long commute. and as of now it is no longer doing 100-140 miles per day. I bought a clean 2005 Prius to handle commuting duty.

I've done several drives, many cars&coffee events, two road rallies, a trip to San Francisco and Monterey for car week, and lots of work.

The car got new tires, front struts, seat foam, and even a head gasket and combustion chamber cleaning.

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Factory E36 In-Car Phone Kit, Factory OEM Gas Cap with Decals Intact, Factory-Working Re-Chargable Flashlight, New Driver's M3 Floor Mat, European Oil Pressure Gauge, ZKW front headlight set, "City Lights" Relay, 1990's Westlake Rusnak Original License Plate Frame

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Old Thu, Mar-02-2017, 07:20:07 PM   #53
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your report makes me feel so irresponsible
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Old Thu, Mar-02-2017, 07:25:10 PM   #54
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your report makes me feel so irresponsible
hahah why is that?
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Factory E36 In-Car Phone Kit, Factory OEM Gas Cap with Decals Intact, Factory-Working Re-Chargable Flashlight, New Driver's M3 Floor Mat, European Oil Pressure Gauge, ZKW front headlight set, "City Lights" Relay, 1990's Westlake Rusnak Original License Plate Frame

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Old Thu, Mar-02-2017, 07:27:26 PM   #55
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hahah why is that?
the excel one i meant lolol


yours is spot on - i need to do similar now that ive jsut done about $1500 worth of updates/maintinence lol

i've just been kinda wingin-it albeit, i havent had any issues.. but still
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Old Thu, Mar-02-2017, 07:49:19 PM   #56
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the excel one i meant lolol


yours is spot on - i need to do similar now that ive jsut done about $1500 worth of updates/maintinence lol

i've just been kinda wingin-it albeit, i havent had any issues.. but still
I see. Yea, I am a firm believer that detailed records are important. I get stressed when I can't answer the "did I replace that" question in 10 seconds.
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Factory E36 In-Car Phone Kit, Factory OEM Gas Cap with Decals Intact, Factory-Working Re-Chargable Flashlight, New Driver's M3 Floor Mat, European Oil Pressure Gauge, ZKW front headlight set, "City Lights" Relay, 1990's Westlake Rusnak Original License Plate Frame

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Factory E36 In-Car Phone Kit, Factory OEM Gas Cap with Decals Intact, Factory-Working Re-Chargable Flashlight, New Driver's M3 Floor Mat, European Oil Pressure Gauge, ZKW front headlight set, "City Lights" Relay, 1990's Westlake Rusnak Original License Plate Frame

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ugh your car makes me miss my coupe so much. I love the deep metallic black they used, really shows the lines of the e36 perfectly. Well done sir!
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ugh your car makes me miss my coupe so much. I love the deep metallic black they used, really shows the lines of the e36 perfectly. Well done sir!
I completely agree. Thanks!
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Factory E36 In-Car Phone Kit, Factory OEM Gas Cap with Decals Intact, Factory-Working Re-Chargable Flashlight, New Driver's M3 Floor Mat, European Oil Pressure Gauge, ZKW front headlight set, "City Lights" Relay, 1990's Westlake Rusnak Original License Plate Frame

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Old Fri, Mar-03-2017, 12:24:53 AM   #60
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Nice thread journal!
After reading it, I really want to get my butt back in the garage and working on my E36 again
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Discussing First Time BMW Owner, 81k '97 Cosmos Black/Black, Lux in the E36 M3 (1992-1999) Forum - {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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